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Old 5th January 2011
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Hi Ken-

Thanks so much for doing this and sharing your expertise.

I have seen photos of David Bowie in the studio in which he seems to be singing into an AKG C12a. I was wondering if you might have any specific or general recollections regarding the use of an AKG C12a in recording vocals.

And also thanks for the observations on GH's humor. I always get a kick out of him in that scene in Hard Day's Night when he is asked to comment on some shirts (must have been based on his earlier famous tie commentary).


Jordan Chassan
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Old 12th January 2011
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Hi Jordan, You've probably seen pics of DB recording vocals in France for the Pinups album. Yer, I would sometimes use a C12a, or 414, and/or a U67 or 87. If I use both I set them at a 90 degree angle to each other and have the vocalist sing into the gap between the two of them.

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